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LAPD Responds to Southern California Wildfires

LAPD Responds to Southern California Wildfires

Officers of the Los Angeles Police Department have been responding to the area's rash of wildfires this week, serving a wide variety of missions. One of their missions has been to help animals trapped in the fire zones. Officers from the LAPD's equestrian unit helped rescue horses trapped in the massive Creek Fire in Sylmar. The Creek Fire started Tuesday morning and has destroyed at least 30 homes and burned nearly 11,500 acres. Within the city limits LAPD officers responded to the Skirbal Fire, which erupted early Wednesday morning next to the 405 freeway near Mulholland Drive. The Skirball fire has burned nearly 500 acres and destroyed four homes in Bel-Air. Neither fire is contained.

December 6, 2017

LAPD's Patrol Car of the Future

LAPD's Patrol Car of the Future

The Los Angeles Police Department and Chrysler developed a concept of the "patrol car of the future" that was displayed at the 2012 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference. The Dodge Charger features an integrated dashboard screen, solar-powered lightbar, USB ports, and a vehicle wrap. Read the full story, "LAPD's Next-Generation Dodge Charger." Photos by Paul Clinton.

November 16, 2012

Lenco BEAR & BearCat In Action

Lenco BEAR & BearCat In Action

View our gallery featuring images of Lenco's BEAR and BearCat Armored Rescue Vehicles (ARVs) in use by several law enforcement agencies. Editor's note: This gallery is sponsored by Lenco.

January 31, 2012

LAPD's Air Support Division

LAPD's Air Support Division

The LAPD Air Support Division is the largest municipal airborne law enforcement organization in the U.S. and operates from the LAPD Hooper Heliport. The helicopter crews assist with thousands of arrests, pursuits and crimes in progress each year. The LAPD's airborne law enforcement program began with one helicopter in 1956. Today, the Air Support Division is the largest municipal airborne law enforcement operation in the world and logged more than 18,000 flight hours in 2011. Photos courtesy of the LAPD's Air Support Angel's Foundation.

January 4, 2012

Confiscated Guns Crushed for Art

Confiscated Guns Crushed for Art

Los Angeles law enforcement officials including Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck attended an event marking the crushing of 3,469 pounds of weapons mostly used in crimes. Pieces of the weapons will be incorporated into a "peace angel" sculpture at the Boyle Heights Tech Center. Photos courtesy of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

November 29, 2010

Vectrix VX-3 Electric Vehicle

Vectrix VX-3 Electric Vehicle

The Los Angeles Police Department is now field-testing the Vectrix VX-3, a unique three-wheeled electric patrol vehicle that will be available in the spring. The LAPD is testing the scooter-type vehicle at the city's LA Live entertainment complex that includes Staples Center. The vehicle was debuted at the 2010 COPSWEST trade show. Photos by Paul Clinton.

November 22, 2010

Pioneering Women of the LAPD

Pioneering Women of the LAPD

The first female police officer in the country with arrest powers, Alice Stebbins Wells, arrived in 1910 with the Los Angeles Police Department. By 1937, the department employed 39 policewomen. Women are serving in most areas of the department; they have yet to crack the elite SWAT unit, but a 2008 report led to 12 women being accepted into the training program that feeds the unit. These photos, which show several of the pioneering police women of the department, have been provided by the Los Angeles Police Historical Society.

July 28, 2009

Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor

Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor

Ford's Crown Vic Police Interceptor (2009) is a workhorse patrol car for big-city and small-town LE agencies. The automaker has committed to producing it through 2011. Known as the CVPI, it has been a staple in the fleets of the Los Angeles Police Department and New York State Police, as well as the South Dakota Highway Patrol and Sandy Springs (Ga.) Police Department.

July 13, 2009

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